Avoid the late filing penalties – say Lewis Smith & Co.

Companies House has announced a change in the schedule of late filing penalties that might provide a nasty (and expensive) shock.

The dates for making submissions have changed and the penalties for missing deadlines have increased, which makes it doubly important that you check the details on the Companies House website. So for an example if a private company files its accounts more than 6 month late then the fine is £1,500. For a PLC the fine is a whopping £7,500.

If you need help understanding the implications for your business then just give us a call on 01384 235549 or email us at info@lewissmith.com. We will be pleased to help.

Lewis Smith & Co. – Experts in accountancy, tax and business planning

It All Adds Up For Adderley

Lewis Smith & Co., the Dudley based accountancy firm, is delighted to announce that one of their latest recruits, Stephen Adderley, has just passed his AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Accounting Qualification. The AAT is the UK’s largest awarding body of skills-based qualifications in accounting and has a strong international reputation.

Craig Beale, one of the partners at Lewis Smith & Co., commented. “We really pleased with Stephen’s achievement because this is a major step forward in Stephen’s career development programme. Lewis Smith & Co. is growing rapidly despite the current economic conditions and it is vital that we develop our team in-line with that growth.

Stephen has now moved onto the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification programme and, as a result, we expect to see him take-on new projects and greater responsibility over the next few years.”

The Lewis Smith & Co. team is packed with experience and people who can understand and sort out your business issues. To set-up a free initial consultation call us on 01384 235549 or email us at info@lewissmith.com.

Lewis Smith & Co. – Dudley Accountants

Start Up – Pull Through

Lewis Smith & Co., a leading Black Country accountancy practice, highlighted today that starting your own business can be a recession-busting opportunity for many people.

Andrew Smith, one of the firm’s partners, said “We all need to remember that there is still business going on out there. This means that there are always opportunities for budding entrepreneurs to set up successful companies.”

“Lewis Smith & Co. specialises in helping people to start-up new businesses and we have plenty of examples of clients who are still going strong even though they set-up in difficult economic times.”

The firm offers a free initial consultation to anyone who wants to find out more about what establishing a business is all about.

Simply call 01384 235549 or email info@lewissmith.com to make an appointment.

Lewis Smith & Co. – Accountants for Telford, Ironbridge and Shifnal

Lewis Smith & Co. Photo Gallery

Lewis Smith & Co, based in Dudley, has commissioned award winning photographer Martin Brent (President of the UK Association of Photographers) to provide a range of fantastic photographs of Black Country landmarks to adorn its new website.

Andrew Smith, Partner at Lewis Smith & Co. commented that “Martin’s photos provide a reminder of the hidden beauty of buildings and landscapes of the region. We were delighted to use them to strengthen our brand and give our new website a real sense of character”

Here a just a couple of the photographs. The Archer and a scene from Dudley Zoo

The Archer

Zoo

We will make more photos available over the coming weeks.

Let us know what you think – go to the contact page for email and phone details.

Lewis Smith & Co. – Dudley-based accountants

To the Black Country and Beyond!

Lewis Smith & Co. is a thriving accountancy practice based in Dudley, in the heart of the Black Country.

You’d expect their client base to be focused on the town and its environs, wouldn’t you. In fact the firm, which has been operating for over 25 years, has spread much further afield than that.

Partner Andrew Smith explains.

“Because most of our new business comes from referrals we have been able to extend our list of clients beyond Dudley Borough. Naturally a lot of our work is done in a 25 mile radius, which takes in Wolverhampton, Telford, Redditch and Birmingham as well as places like Kingswinford and Brierley Hill. Our network does take us a lot further though and our largest and most distant client is London-based support organisation Get Safe Online.

With the new website we anticipate attract more business from outside of our immediate catchment area. Nowadays its very easy to deliver services remotely and the most important selection criteria for clients is ability to do the job right.”

Call or email Andrew at Lewis Smith & Co. to discuss your requirements and set up an initial meeting.

Lewis Smith & Co. – Wolverhampton Accountants

Lewis Smith & Co. new website launched

The brand new Lewis Smith & Co. website has gone live!

We felt that we needed a fresh look with improved information about the services that we can deliver to help our clients, links to the most useful information on the web and insights into what our clients (now over 500 of them) think about the services that we offer.

The site highlights our growing range of accountancy, taxation and business planning services and the skills and experience of the Lewis Smith & Co. team. We are now also able to publicise our activities more effectively through the “news section” and promote some of the excellent testimonials we receive from our clients.

Thanks to Big Button for their help in developing the website and constructing the video that you can see on the homepage.

Check out the site and enjoy the pictures from award winning photographer Martin Brent that we have commissioned to adorn the site.

Let us know what you think! Call 01384 235549 or email info@lewissmith.com

Lewis Smith & Co. – Accountants for Norton, Pedmore and Wollaston